been a registered Nurse since 2000 to date. I am a compassionate healthcare
provider with exceptional clinical skills. My areas of specialty include,
Emergency room pediatrics/adults, 23 hour Pediatric Observation and
Interventional Radiology. I'm comfortable in fast paced emergency situations
and adapt in crisis management. I am a team player, and this has made me gain
respect from my leaders and co-workers. I'm successful in managing time,
prioritizing tasks, using excellent triage skills and exercising the sound
judgments required in improving the quality of patient care. I have good
communication skills with the ability to interact with patients from diverse
cultures. Being culturally competent has helped me to treat every patient as
unique, and respecting his or her cultural or religious beliefs. I am highly
skilled in nursing/technical procedures with strong emphasis on patient comfort
and education. I have the ability to adapt quickly in new environment and new
skills. I am able to provide care that incorporates evidence-based results.
Registered Nurse Texas Board of Nursing 2015-2017
Registered Nurse Australian Health Practice Regulation Authority (AHPRA) 2015-2016
Basic Life Support (BLS) expire 2016
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) expire 2017
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) expire 2017
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) expire 2017
Proficiency Computer charting e.g Care 4, Firstnet
Microsoft office proficiency
Adapt Easily to new work environments or change
Motivator and positive influencer
Registered Nurse 10/2008 to 02/2012ST Lukes Sugar Land HospitalSugar Land, Texas
I worked as a Pediatric Registered in the
Pediatric Emergency room combined with twenty-three hour observations. I cared
mainly for pediatrics ranging from infancy to seventeen years old. I cared for a
maximum of 3 patients. Sometimes, I cared for adult patients. Responsibility
included triage, history taking, head to toe assessments, and providing nursing
treatment as per doctors order. My pediatrics, nursing skills, and experience
improved greatly at this hospital. I became such a great team player that other
staff members and doctors recognized my expert skills by consulting
Registered Nurse02/2008 to CurrentMemorial HermannHouston, Texas
started working for Memorial Hermann as their float Registered Nurse through
Premier Staffing. My initial role was an emergency room nurse. I worked at
most of Memorial Hermann Facilities, including Sugar Land, South West, Katy,
North West, and Memorial City. I provided emergency nursing care to
adults/pediatrics, assisted during minor procedures, and code blues. I cared
for a maximum of four patients. I cross-trained in Interventional Radiology in
2011 at South West Memorial Hospital. This was a great achievement that helped
me to transition to Interventional Radiology at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical
Center. The hospital at Medical center had a high turn over, so I went in to
help during the crisis, in August 2013. Due to limited staff, we were working
under a lot of stress and long hours. I did not receive formal training at this
job, but I figured out most of my job requirements on my own. I have shown my
commitment in teamwork, organization, and working in crisis by perseverance.
When new management came, I oriented her about holding area and routine
Radiology procedures. My manager created a new position, Ct Holding Area, which
she offered to me. Personally, I have demonstrated that I am a good nurse because
I was offered a position. Also, other staff members verbalize that they
like working with me. Working at a trauma Level 1 hospital greatly increased my
nursing skills and knowledge. Also, being around diverse patients has helped to
strengthen my cultural competency and become a strong active listener and great
Registered Nurse08/2006 to 10/2007O'GRADY PEYTON INTERNATIONAL [CHRISTUS ST ELIZABETH HOSPITALBeaumont, TX
Responsible for providing care for pediatric and adult patients in Emergency room, including triage, history taking, head to toe assessments, nursing care interventions such as giving medications, peripheral intravenous placements, participating in code blue.
I was responsible for providing care for pediatric and adult patients
in the Emergency room, including triage, history taking, head to toe
assessments, nursing care interventions such as giving medications, peripheral
intravenous placements, and participating in code blue.
St. Christus hospital is the first hospital that I worked for in
United States. I truly gained a lot of knowledge and skills about emergency
nursing in USA at this hospital. I achieved good staff rapport and patient
satisfaction as evidence by management persistently requesting me to stay after
completing my contract. My manager, Ms. Taylor, verbally informed me that she
was impressed with the way I performed my work. Working at a very busy hospital
for almost a year with no complaints from patients is a good achievement of
Registered Nurse06/2003 to 07/2006BANKSTOWN HOSPITALSydney, NSW
Emergency care nursing
to adult patients from triage, history, assessments, interventions procedures, education, and discharge instructions. I was skilled in
performing duties like triage utilizing the critical thinking, nursing skill,
and nursing process. I am able to
communicate to other staff and Doctor about patients with highest priorities or
needing critical or emergent care. Able to gather vital
signs from patients of all age groups from infants to geriatrics and using
these to assess and give appropriate care. Performed assessment of patients from head to toe using or utilizing the 5 senses and nursing
I gained most of experience about overseas nursing at this hospital. The hospital serves patients from all diversity, this is where I started to learn and understand about cultural competency. I gained more insight about respecting patients beliefs at this hospitals. The manager great valued my skills and experience especially when I was working with sick children and their families. All health care providers were very sad, when they heard I was leaving for United States of America, because they said I was such great team player. I gained a lot of experience in EKG interpretation, resuscitation, and care of critically ill patients post emergency care, when Intensive Care Unit was full.
REGISTERED NURSE10/2002 to 06/20036] CARIBBEA BAY HOTEL CLINICKARIBA, ZIMBABWE
This job was more like a Nurse Practitioner role. I provided care
minor ailments care to hotel workers, and their immediate families. I managed
triage, head to toe assessments, diagnosed, and prescribed and dispensed
medications. I was responsible for two sister hospitals. I was involved in
first aid or as a first responder in accidents, such as drowning, within the
hotel premises, facilitated transfer of patients with complicated diseases to
higher level of care, and ordering medications from Pharmaceutical companies,
stocking, and packing medications ready for dispensing. Maintained and protected
patient information files. I inspected the hotel, especially food services,
once a month and provided report of my finding to management. There are so many
things I achieved working at this clinic. My achievements include insurance
billing, secretarial duties, such as answering the phone, insurance
billing, and management skills. The respect I provided to each and every
patient, was noticed by management, so they increased my salary from
$40.000 Zimbabwe dollars to $60.000 in a bid to keep me at this job.
Registered Nurse10/2001 to 04/2002HARARE CENTRAL HOSPITALHarare, Zimbabwe
Emergency care nursing to adult patients from triage, history,
assessments, interventions [procedures], education, and discharge instructions.
I am skilled in performing duties like triage utilizing the critical
thinking, nursing skill, and nursing process.
I am able to communicate to other staff and Doctor about patients with
highest priorities or needing critical or emergent care.
Able to gather vital signs from patients of all age groups from
infants to geriatrics and using these to assess and give appropriate care.
ASSESSMENTS - got most of my skills in patient assessment from head to toe at this hospital. Preceptor role for new nurses and student nurses. I achieved charge nurse role at this hospital. Recognized by Matrons (House Supervisors) for the best Registered Nurse for patient report writing utilizing the nursing diagnosis and nursing care care plans. Able to perform minor procedure such as suturing using aseptic technique, and also performed clinical education and supervision to student nurses during wound assessment, suturing, suture removal, and peripheral intravenous catheter placement.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: General Nursing2000Harare School of NursingHarare , Mashonaland, ZimbabweThree year hospital based nursing training
Maternal and Infancy Nursing 2005Deakin UniversityMelbourne, Australia
Emphasis Maternal and Infancy Nursing.
Academic Achievement Award-Certification
Bachelor of Science: RN-BSN2015Grand Canyon UniversityArizona, AR, United Stated Started this course in September 2014. I have 4 more classes left to complete this degree. I have learned so much, from this course that has strengthened my nursing education and will continue to empower me towards achieving or continuing education
Place of Birth: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Date of Birth: 3rd of June, 1973
Present Resident Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Status: Married with 3 child (age 7,8, and 19)
Hobbies: International Travel, Cooking, Church going, Volunteering
I served as a Health Ministry Leader for Houston International Church from January 2012 to July 2014. My role was planning activities, and health education that promote health. I planned health fair in 2013, which was attended by 100 people. I also taught children and encourage kids and their parents to join other groups such as Let's move Day, Wear Red Day etc. all these programs promote health living styles.
I also volunteered at a Homeless shelter in Houston, couple of times. I enjoy cooking, that I also participate in Pot luck every Saturday at church. Our congregation is about 300 people.
Apart from being a working mother, my other role is to take care of my own kids. I like teaching them manners, simple chores, doing home works with them. At night I read bible stories, and pray with them.
John Farris, Radiology Manager
Memorial Hermann Southwest,
7600 Beechnut Street,
Houston, Texas 77074
Phone number 713 456 4976
Gina Huckles, Radiology Manager
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin Street,
713 704 2846
7003 Praxton Dr.
Telfair, Sugar Land
832 580 1509
Skills and Responsibilities
Nursing interventions; aseptic technique, blood draws, communications skills, critical thinking,proper documentation as per guidelines, EKG and recognizing of arrhythmia, interpretation of blood results and reporting abnormal and critical values, monitoring patients pre, intra,and post procedures, Nursing, progress, Radiology record keeping, reporting, triage, vital signs taking, wound, assessment, and dressing care.
My skills include intravenous therapy, computerized charting such as Care 4, First Net, and Health Promoting educator. I'm an enthusiastic people person, and I also have great bedside manner, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills, great skills in peripherally inserted intravenous catheters, and I'm recognized by management and staff members for this outstanding performance.
Emergency Room Responsibilities
Worked as a team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after hospital stay. Acted as first line defense for a hospital for accidents, allergic reactions, major urgent medical care. Utilized critical thinking skills to provide care and stabilize patients. Treated the problem and prepared patient for discharge home or made arrangements for a longer hospital stay.
Worked as team with Radiologists, other nurses and healthcare providers(anesthesia), to provide ,pre, intra and post care to patients undergoing radiology procedures such as Biopsies(liver etc), bone marrow biopsy, abdominal drain placements, Central catheter placement etc. Administer conscious sedation medications under the direction of radiologist, and monitored patients as per hospital protocol. Assisted anesthesia members with those patients requiring general anesthesia for procedures. Discharged and provide instructions for patients stable for discharge. Made arrangements for patients requiring admission or Post Anesthesia care.